OUR PEOPLE

We believe in people.
We pride ourselves in being different. At Axion, we prioritize people over numbers. We build employee benefits strategies based on our clients’ needs by leveraging risk management and financial analytics. There isn’t a single approach that solves every challenge, so we’ve created a team that specializes in versatile, multi-year strategies that grow your business and help attract and retain the very best people.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Tom Hutchinson
    Tom Hutchinson
    VICE PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL

    Tom is a co-founder of Axion RMS and is responsible for consulting on and implementing employee benefits solutions for clients; specifically in the professional services and higher education industries.

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  • Jim Lill
    Jim Lill
    CHAIRMAN

    With 40 years of experience in the insurance and benefits industry, Jim serves as chairman and oversees Axion’s leadership team.

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  • Jason Shirk
    Jason Shirk
    VICE PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL

    Jason, one of Axion’s co-founders, has over 20 years of experience with health and welfare program strategy development and implementation.

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  • Sabrina Pierard
    Sabrina Pierard
    DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ANALYTICS

    Sabrina is responsible for evaluating the overall financial impact of insurance to Axion’s clients. She prepares individualized market analysis as well as evaluates monthly claims information.

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  • Peter Curtis
    Peter Curtis
    VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT SERVICES

    Peter leverages extensive industry experience to deliver strategic benefit solutions. He provides mentorship to the Client Services team, driving exceptional results for our clients.

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  • Julie Fulton
    Julie Fulton
    WELLNESS DIRECTOR

    Julie is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing customizable wellness solutions that fit our clients needs and assist with reducing health care costs.

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  • Marie Murrell
    Marie Murrell
    MANAGER, CLIENT SERVICES

    Marie is responsible for day-to-day client needs, provides education on legislative requirements, and resolves administrative and claim problems.

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OUR STORY

Nearly three decades ago, our founders insisted that the role of the benefit consultant change. Benefit consulting was quickly becoming a worn and tired track of the reactive and transactional. The industry standard was to simply wait for insurance carriers to issue their rates every year and present them to the client after a good-faith, yet often submissive attempt at rate relief.

So we changed the game. We knew that the financial stakes were too high to use outdated and tired methods to control costs. Organizations had to have a game plan. Long view vision, innovation, and creativity. Methods that significantly and positively impacted dollars spent while still offering the kind of employee benefit products of which any organization can be proud. We sought true partnerships with our clients. We wanted to prove to our customers that we cared as much as they did about the bottom line and that we recognized the value of their human capital.

 

Today, Axion continues to provide its clients with the proactive consulting and personalized, multi-year employee benefits strategies that help organizations grow. Our experienced leadership and innovation keep us at the forefront of the benefits industry. Then, now, and for many years to come.